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Here Be Dragons: Science, Technology and the Future of Humanity

Olle Häggström

Abstract

This book challenges the widely held but oversimplified and even dangerous conception that progress in science and technology is our salvation, and the more of it, the better. The future will offer huge changes due to such progress, but it is not certain that all changes will be for the better. The unprecedented rate of technological development that the 20th century witnessed has made our lives today vastly different from those in 1900. No slowdown is in sight, and the 21st century will most likely see even more revolutionary changes than the 20th, due to advances in science, technology and m ... More

Keywords: future, science, biotechnology, nanotechnology, machine intelligence, genetic engineering, risk

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198723547
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723547.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Olle Häggström, author
Professor of mathematical statistics, Chalmers University of Technology